Cashew nut shell liquid is a co-product of the cashew nut industry and is sourced primarily from South America and Asia,Vietnam,Africa. It is a dark liquid comprised of different unsaturated alkenyl substituted phenols.
The Cashew nut shell liquid is the by-product of Cashew industry. The oil is being extracted from the cashew nut shell, which is a pericarp fluid of the cashew nut. This is purely a natural product and no chemical is added.
The CNSL has got wide range of applicability for making raw materials for
1. Automobile Brake lining such as Liquid Resin.
2. PF Resin
3. Cashew Friction Dust (CFD).
4. The CNSL is also used for manufacture of paint and varnishes, Epoxy Resins and Oil soluble Resins
5. Surface active agent
6. Synthetic Rubber
7. Wax compounding
8. Foundry Resins and so on.
Specific Gravity 30 *C : 0.950 – 0.970
Viscosity at 30*C : 150 CPS (Brookfield viscometer)
Moisture Content : 1.0%
Volatile Loss @ 205*C : 3.0%
Production Type : Semi-automatic
Ash Content at 900*C : 2.0%
Polymerization time in Minutes : 4 Minutes (Max)